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BABYROUSSA

male. In the Wild Boar there is a hint of this, which is carried
still further in J^hacochoerus; but in ^Babirusa the upper tusks
turn upwards before they leave the substance of the jaw, for
which reason they appear to arise on its dorsal surface; the
lower tusks are nearly as long. It has been found that the
young of this Pig are not striped as are those of other Pigs,
By means of the curved upper tusks this animal has been said by
old writers to suspend itself to branches of trees, just as does by
his downwardly-projecting tusks the male Chevrotain! There is
but one species, 2$. alfurus*

From Bus proper the African and Malagasy Potam.oe'hoeTus,
including the Hed River Hog, is barely separable generically,
Their principal claim to generic distinction lies in the existence
of a horny outgrowth arising from a bony apophysis above the
canine in the male. These have been compared to the osseous
" horn cores " in the extinct Dinocerata. But the Javan Sus
verrucosus shows at least the beginning of a similar modification.
The popular name of the animal is derived from the fine rufous
colour of its pelage, not seen, however, in all the species. Dr,
Forsyth Major 1 recognises five species, of which only one is from
Madagascar.

Fam. 3.  DicotyHdae.—The Peccaries are generally placed in









FIG. 145.—Peecary,     JDicotyles t<%fa$w«     x &.
•a different family from  that  of the other  Pigs.       This  family,
1 **Om tb* S|»cdL«s of P<§tiam®cfcoern8f** JVoc. JZool. £ocf 1897, p. 359,